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>> reporter: held the victims
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as gunpoint. this happened on the first floor of this building here on 40th avenue. the victims say they often leave their front door unlocked because there's a gate. if we pan down, we can show you the gate in front of the building. that's usually locked but the residents say they admit this gate sometimes sticks and they think that's maybe how they got in. this happened before 3:00 a.m. the victims tell us there were eight people inside the building. the five men broke in and went from room to room, waking people up and bringing them into the living room. >> i've never had a gun in my face before. that was pretty intense. >> reporter: did they all have guns? >> one of them had a knife. >> one of them grabbed a knife from our kitchen and i saw two guns. >> reporter: were they covering their faces? >> no. they all had really bagby clothes on and hoods on. but you could see their faces. >> reporter: victims say they ransacked the place, they believe, looking for drugs.
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they broke at least one door down and took iphones, money, photographry victim. there were five suspects. two left almost immediately after it began. two stayed and seemed frustrated by what they couldn't find. >> one of them got really missed off -- pissed off. >> he got a little -- he asked for the weed. we were like, we don't have any and then he was silent and then it was like don't give me lip and he went through and hit every boy. >> grabbed the sister by the hair. >> reporter: a kitchen knife victim says the suspects grabbed -- the knife grabbed from the kitchen was in their kitchen. the people say when their lease comes up, they are likely looking for a new place to
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live. live in san francisco, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. a search intensifying right now do find a missing 19-year- old sonoma county woman last scene at a new year's event in lake tahoe -- last seen at a new year's event in lake tahoe. tara moriarty has more. >> reporter: the search andreas queue effort is underway for -- search and rescue effort is underway for her right now. family and friends are up there right now. they've been posting fliers like this one in hopes of generating leads. the 19-year-old has not been seen or heard from since shortly before midnight since new year's eve. she was in lake tahoe for a snow globe, a three-day music festival. a friend says she disappeared around 11:30 and then she told her friends show was taking a shuttle back to the horizon resort. she was scotted by -- spotted by guests around midnight.
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a facebook page has been set up to find her. she's studying to be a paramedics. she's described as-53, long hair died black and a fair complexion. we spoke to south lake tahoe police this morning and they say a friend of hers saw the missing page on facebook, contacted them. police contacted elissa's parents in santa rosa. that was january 1st. police say the parents were under the impression they couldn't file a missing person's report until 24 hours after their daughter went missing. police say that's not the case. if you are in that type of situation where a child or adult goes missing, you are to report it to authorities immediately. live in petaluma, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. two placer county teenagerses accused of druing one of the -- drugging one of the girl's parents to be able to use the internet.
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the suspects are 15 and 16. they are accused of putting sleeping pills into a milk shake. the parents woke up the following morning feeling groggy. wrong and took a drug test. those girls were later booked at juvenile hall. the da's office will decide if they will be prosecuted as minors or adults. a court hearing is set for a driver hitting and killing two innocent people outside of a liquor store. it happened new year's eve's morning. ktvu has obtained video of the crash scene at south van ness avenue and 21st. investigators say 19-year-old david morales caused this deadly crash while he was fleeing the police following a shooting. morales described as a convicted felon and gang member is facing several charges including two counts of murder. 7:06. the fiscal cliff bill is now law. the president who is vacationing in hawaii authorized the use of the auto
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pen to sign the bill for him last night back in washington, d.c. the auto pen is a mechanical device that copies the president's signature. the bill raises taxes on the wealthiest americans while preserving tax cuts for more american households. and buried in the bill is a benefit for commuters who use public transportation. it's the restoration of a exam that allows commuters to pay up to $240 of their cost with pretaxed dollars. the program was originally part of a sunshine federal stimulus package. but it was not renewed last year. a new session of congress will be sworn in today on capitol hill. coming up at 7:15, the unfinished business the new congress will have to address. >> it's a lot. >> yes. >> it is a lot. sal is back. you have the chopper flying. >> that's right. we've looking at the peninsula
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because we had several reports of black ice on interstate 280 in san mateo county wood side road. so far so good. black ice is called that because it's hard to see. be careful. pretty cold out there, steve has been telling you. not just here but in many other areas. we haven't seen anything major when if comes to accidents a along this stretch. let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it has cleared out. it was heavy between 6 and 7. hopefully it will stay lighter for the rest of the morning. 101 looks pretty good. across the bay there is a little bit of showing approaching hayward on 880. let's go to steve. thank you. well, mostly clear. a few high clouds. cold out there. if you got an electric blanket for christmas, you -- i'm mott moving. it's easier to get into bed than out of bed.
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in the morning, when it's in the 20s, i can't say i blame you. we have temperatures that will rebound. they are coming up. mostly sunny, cold, mild. the extended outlook, 5, seven -- 15 days, except for this weekend there could be a week system. it looks cold but dry all the way into the 15th. we'll see if that holds but i tend to believe it. every system that's coming in has really been falling apart going north or south and therein lie as very difficult pattern to break down. it can. but the rain will be back. somebody said we're not turning off -- no. i think the rain will be back. just not right now. clear and cold. cold's not going anywhere. overnight lows 25 to 42. walnut creek, 29. 26 fairfield, concord, 28. napa, 29, novato, 30. santa rosa, 27. half moon bay 40. princeton, 36. 38 oakland, 34 mountain view, san jose, 35 but livermore is
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29 and even oakland airport showing some 30s. zero in tahoe. i know it was 4 below in truckee. 26 ukiah, 28 sacramento and redding at 24. it's cold. mostly sunny. this system out here is falling apart. there will be a stronger one coming in on late friday, saturday but i think it will go right down to southern california and miss us. mostly sunny. high clouds are coming up. 50s, low, mid, around the bay, you will find some upper 50s to near 60. oakland downtown which will probably be warmer than the oakland airport. pittsburg, 55. gilroy, 63. santa cruz, 59. cue her tino is -- cupertino is in there. it may be warmer in daly city than brisbane. colder, cloudy to mostly cloudy on sunday.
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and back to cold and sunny days on monday. thank you, steve. 7:10. a new policy is in place to help prevent violence at san francisco homeless shelters. shelters are allowed to close their doors to people who are violent or make threats outside of the shelter. the new policies were approved last month by the city's human services commission in response to a deadly shooting. in the past, shelters were not allowed to ban people for violent behavior. so far in 2013, the bay area has been banned from burning wood. today it's not ill real but it's strongly discouraged. today is the first day in the new year, there is not a spare the air alert. but authorities are still strongly discouraging burning wood. authorities hope this will avoid something more -- having more spare-the-air days. >> sure. 7:11. in addition to the fiscal cliff, president obama signed a new defense bill, the key part
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of that bill that's in direct response to libya. a long-time ceo of safeway. the basic idea that gave the supermarket chain a much-needed boost in revenue.
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mostly clear but cold. los gatos 30. woodside and palo alto, 29. bundle up. if you are walking the dog, it will be sunny and warmer. 50s to near 60. new from switser la.p.d. three women were killed, two men were hurt after a gunman opened fire -- switzerland, three women were killed, two men were hurt after a gam opened fire. the -- the gam opened fire -- the gunman opened fire. police shot him. the motive is not clear but authorities say he new some of
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the victims police say they -- they confiscated weapons from that very same man back in 2005. he was later placed in a psychiatric ward. the united nations new says more than 60,000 people have been killed -- now says more than 60,000 people have been killed in the civil war. take a look. this is yesterday's attack on a gas station near damascus. it was hit by a missil. the u.n. says about 5,000 people are dying every month in seer you why. president obama has signed a new $633 billion defense -- syria. president obama has signed a new $633 million defense bill. this reflects reduced spending due to the end of the war in iraq and the drawdown of american forces in afghanistan. and it provides for increased security at diplomatic missions around the world after the
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deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. in less than three hours, members of the 113th congress will be sworn in. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the new congress will still have to deal with a lot of old problems. >> reporter: more than 90 new members of the house and senate, may not get what they hoped for. first, they will be dealing with the date ceiling. in the meantime, the treasury department is taking what it calls extraordinary measures to keep the u.s. from defaulting on its payments. then there's the delayed sequester. the outgoing congress pushed off government and military spending cuts for two months. and other big legislation is expected to play out in the coming year. immigration reform has been a hot topic and now gun control is emerging as another. the republicans still run the house and democrats still control the senate. but there is more diversity in d.c. more on that when i see
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you next. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:16. another item on the congressional i jen da today. choosing -- agenda today, choosing a speaker of the house. it's widely expected that john boehner will be easily re- elected. that's despite some grumbling by some conservative republicans unhappy with him about the bill that included increasing taxes but no cuts. two bay area members will be sworn in today. eric swawell, stretching from hayward and fremont were the areas he represented and jarrett huffman of marin county will be sworn in today. he won the seat of lynn woolsey who retired after 20 years in office. the police search continues in san francisco for suspects in the city's first homicide of 2013. it happened in the bayview district.
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the body of a 30-year-old man who was stabbed to death was found early yesterday morning on a street corner. it's still not clear what led up to the killing. police in oakland are releasing surveillance photos. they want you to help identify suspects from a recent bank robbery. take a look. these are pictures of two people suspected of being involved in the bank of the west robbery on telegraph avenue near 49th street back on december 10th. police say the man robbed the bank and even though no weapon was seen, he reportedly told the tellerrer, he had a gun. investigators say the woman is believed to be an accomplice. it's now day 110 of the nhl lockout. in a few hours, talks resume in the negotiations to get pro hockey players back on the ice. >> if you have aiver to -- river to cross, you -- you have to cross or figure out something else. >> on some issues we agreed and
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on some we said no. >> the legal says a deal must be in place by january 10th in order for a 48-game season to be played. the players' tension plan has -- pension plan has become the stumbling block. steve byrd has one safeway chain for 20 years. he says he wants to spend more time with healthcare. he wrote the policies that rewarded workers for healthy behaviors, including not smoking and regularly experting. he's also given credit for the idea of offering a prepaid card network for the stores. sources say that gave safeway a boost. if you are tired of robo calls and telemarketers, you have a chance to help block those calls. and also win $50 nourk at the same time. the federal trade commission receives more than 200,000
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complaints every month about illegal robo calls. well, the government is holding a contest. they want to find the best play to block those prerecorded messages. suggestions include 24 hour hot lines to report robo calls and black listing repeat callers. phone books will be delivered to san francisco homes and businesses unless you ask specifically that you don't want them a federal court panel ruling on a case in seattle says phone books should not be treated any differently than newspapers or magazines. san francisco's board of supervisors wanted to allow the deliveries of the yellow pages only when asked. city leaders say 1.6 million unwanted phone books are delivered in san francisco every year. it is 7:20. it's another chilly morning in the bay area. up next -- meteorologist steve paulson will tell us how long this cold weather pattern will stick around. and san francisco's exploratorium may be closed for
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now but you can still learn from the interactive museum. we'll tell you about these popup exhibits. good morning. right now, bay bridge traffic looks good. we will tell you what the delay at the toll plaza is like and where the slow traffic begins.
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during world war ii, the u.s. government reportedly tested what scientists have maimed a tsunami bomb. a new zee land man said the u.s. and new zealand detonated -- a new zee land man said the u.s. and new zealand detonated -- new zealand man said the u.s. and u.s. detonated a bomb. the u.s. coast guard has delivered an emergency towing system to a grounded drilling ship in the gulf of alaska.
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the ship ran aground on new year's eve, amid huge waves and strong winds. during calmer conditions, salvage experts were lowered on the rig to assess the damage. the coast guard says there's no sign of any fuel sheen and the rig appears stable. 7:23. even though san francisco's exploratorium is closed, starting today, you will be able to see popup exploratory demonstrations all over the city. now, the popup activities began at 10:30 at the palace of the fine arts. employees -- employees will be showing off science-related activities on city streets as the exploratorium moves to the new home on pier 15 on the embarcadero. 7:24. i want to check in with sal see what's happening on the roads this thursday morning. sal? >> it's getting better just like yesterday, the commute has improved quite a bit. let's take a look at some of these live pictures. p 101, san francisco looks good coming up to the 80 split but
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no -- with no major problems. the bay bridge has improved quite a bit. as we go to the toll plaza, it's nice and light. we had a backup from about 6:00 to 7:00. that's about it. hopefully it will stay this way. looking at the nimitz freeway, we've seen traffic looking pretty good. there's word of a crash westbound dumbarton bridge upon the east palo alto side. we'll run that down for you. let's go to steve. >> well, cold out there. cold out there. temperatures dipping in the 30s and 20s for many unless you are bay the bay. beautiful sunrise over the city. a few high clouds coming in. weak system doesn't have much left to it. frost, ice this morning. temperatures 25 to 32 in some of the critical inland areas. livermore is in there, walnut creek, concord, fairfield, napa. novato was 30, now 32. santa rosa, 27. i've seen 29 woodside portola valley and even 32 at foster city. that's getting cold. 36 near half moon bay. the system is again favoring
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areas to the north. mostly sunny, cold morning, nice to mild afternoon, though, for this time of year. upper 50s to a few low 60s. a cold morning but not bad afternoon. doesn't last very long. the days are getting longer. increasing clouds saturday into sundays. i think the system will fall apart and the stronger system will go south. not much rain in the next five, seven days. the children who survived the connecticut school shooting are back in school for the first time. we'll bring you a live report on how they are doing an what's being done to help -- and what's being done to help those kids adjust. >> reporter: we're live in daly city where people who live in a condo comare waking up shocked to find out a violent fight broke out overnight. we will tell you about the two men involved and what their connection is to each other. we're live in east palo alto, it's been days since the last major rain storm.
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but flood damage can be seen. we'll tell you why some residents are not happy as "mornings on 2" continues. ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪
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recovering from stab wounds. the other from head trauma. janine. >> reporter: yeah, tori. it was the father who was stabbed that police told me they are still waiting to talk to the father and the son who were both pat the hospital to find out what happened here at the crown colony condo complex. this happened on the third floor of the condo belonging to the dad. police say they received a 911 call from the father who is in his mid to late 30s saying he had been stabbed. whenever officers arrived, they found he was suffering from stan wounds, one in his stomach. his son was with him and had a laceration to his head and other trauma. investigators say the two appeared to be fighting over something. they were rushed to sf general and are suffering moisture injuries. the security guard was surprised about all of the commotion because no serious crime has happened here before. >> it's a little scary. i walk around here the middle of the night and to know there's people with that
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capacity is a little frightening. but you know, i still think that -- i mean, the place is relatively safe. >> reporter: investigators have gathered evidence here at the condo complex. they did recover the knife that waspsed in the attack. they are still trying to piece together what happened and trying to figure out who the aggressor was and they will have more of those answers once they figure out what happened between the father and the son. they can't right now because both are being treated for their injuries. i just spoke to the vice mayor of daly city who happens to live in the building where this stabbing happened. you will hear from him coming up in the second hour of "mornings on 2." reporting live from daly city, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:31. an emergency meeting today in east palo alto. there are fears a levee will fail threatening families and homes. ktvu's brian flores is in east palo alto right now. we know that state officials
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will be at the emergency meeting. brian? >> reporter: that's right, dave. state officials are expected to be here sometime today taking a look at the levee that was damaged from the last rain storm. take a look for yourself. it's been several days since that last rain storm but there's still sandbags along the creek. if we take a look at the water levels. it looks pretty low. when it rained last time back in late december, it overflowed and damaged several homes. but yeah, city officials are asking for the state's help in shoring up this levee and repairing any damage. now, just yesterday, city officials held a press conference to declare a local emergency asking for the state's help in shoring up the dirt lev ealong the -- along the creek. there was damage to seven homes as well. city officials are seeking $2.7 million to make repairs to the levy. the storms before christmas dumped so much water that water and mud spilled on the streets. there was two feet of water on the streets and 40 people had to beth have the.
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sandbags were brut -- had to be evacuated. sandbags were brought in. >> i'm seeing a lot of difference in the attitudes of the people who don't live there. the people who live there are concerned. >> we've exhausted our local and regional resources in addressing the levee needs. >> reporter: city officials say because the sandbags, there isn't any immediate danger. but with the rainy season still weeks ahead, there could potent with close to half of the residents living in the floodplain, the state needs to act fast, according to residents. the emergency meet something putting that proclamation in order will be scheduled at 7:30 at the east palo alto city hall tonight. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. no extra security will be
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added on bay area beaches after the tragic deaths of three people swept out to sea on new year's day. a man died on reyes beach upon new year's day. four days later, a father and son died after a wave swept them while fishing in the marin hedlunds. we're told there are no immediate plans to add lifeguards or extra patrols. happening now, students from sandny hook elementary are back at school. it's the first time classes have been held since last month's tragic shooting in newtown, connecticut. our reporter is live in connecticut with more on what teachers are doing to try to help these young students ajust. >> good morning, tori. you know, we spoke to one of the moms who describes the day as amazing. she said the hallways are filled with volunteers and
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counselors and therapy dogs. so if any child feels -- feels anxious, they can pet the dog. there's so much support from this new school where it's been completely refurbished. everyone says the kids and the parents, they are doing well. remember, they put this together over holidays but they came with everything they needed to sort of get this school going. it's a big deal especially because of all of the anxiousness and the trepidation. we spoke to one parent. you were in the gym and artroom. they heard the gunshots and screams that horrible morning at sandy hook elementary school. three weeks isn't enough time to understand all of things that have experience -- all of the feels experienced since then -- feelings experienced since then. >> going back to school is a
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big part of the healing. you are looking forward to -- are you guys looking forward to going back to school? >> we went and looked at everything. it's a very interesting school. >> reporter: originally for teenagers, the school in monroe has been transformed from k to 4th grade. familiar things brought over from sandy hook. >> all of the desks are there, my desk, i noticed someone was in there and cleaned it and -- not cleaned it, made it neater. my desk is usually very messy. >> i think them gettingp on the -- getting on the bus, for us it's a movement forward. this is the next step. now it's getting back to a routine, getting them to school so they get back to the normalcy and start learning again and be who they are. >> reporter: ben and eaton want the school turtle to be the mascot. >> our motto that could go with
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it is actually one step at a time. >> reporter: it's also one step at a time for moms and good friends denise and sara and their daughters. >> there's no real playbook for this. i don't think any of us really have a playbook. we're kind of just sensing our child and trying to meet the needs that we can. >> reporter: counselors will be on hand for the children and parents can spend the day at the school, just in case. >> i joked with one of the other moms. i will see you in the morning. i will bring coffee. i -- i think i need that adult time, too. i think my peace has been shattered. >> reporter: ben and eon this did tell us that the -- ethan did tell us the days are better during the day. during the day, they are occupied and at night, it gets trickier and that's when the anxiety and worry set in. ethan said he used to be afraid of monsters.
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now he's afraid that someone is gonna come who shouldn't be there. tori? >> those kids are amazing. you talk about their fears. has there been any progress in the investigation as to why this tragedy happened in the first place? >> reporter: no, police are still investigating. the toxicology report is still not back yet or they are not being released yet. we don't know if there was something in his system that triggered his behavior, what he did, why he did it. that's still under investigation. it could take months before we know exactly the motive in all of this. remember, tori, he had a computer, he smashed it to bits and erased every sign of why he may have done this. >> all right. thank you. it is 7:38. polly klass was just 12 years old when she was kidnapped at knife point during a slumber
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party and murder -- and murdered in 1993. today would have been her 32nd birthday. coming up, the foundation named after her prepares to make a imagine poor announcement and a look at the technology aimed at keeping today's children safe. 7:38. on a lighter note, tonight we're gonna get a look at the project that's installing thousands of new lights all other across the bay bridge. we'll be talking to the people installing 125,000 lights creating a dazzling show across the western span of the bay bridge. this should all be finished by march. it will light up the bay for two years. the final numbers are in for the new year's holiday weekend crackdown on drunk drivers. all over the state, more than 1400 drivers were arrested. that's up from 1270 last year. here in the bay area, there were 208 dui arrests, about the same as last year. there was only one fatal crash here in the bay area compared to three in 2011. all right. well, sal's been telling us things are okay so far on the
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roads. a little black ice, though. chilly temperatures out there. >> that's right. a little chilly in some areas. we've had some black ice. no major problems reported by chp. we've had some fender-benders and stalled vehicles. let's take a look at 80 westbound. it has improved. it was a little bit slower than this. now traffic is better on the way to the toll plaza which, by the way, is also improved. between 6:00 and 7:00, we had a big backup. if you waited, it's a good idea you did so you can get into the city with little delay at all at the toll plaza. we had an earlier stalled vehicle on the dumbarton. a tow truck pushed it out of the way and things are improving. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. >> you are welcome. sunrise over the big city. had a tweet from max saying your theory on cold weather is true from your cat. i said my cat's thick was very
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thick. and others tweeted me and said their cats' coat was thicker. i had no idea on the rainfall but i did think it would be a cold winter. the rainfall has been way above average. october, november, december. we're in the dry stretch right now. there could be a weak system. i've seen out 10, 15, days. 15 days shows nothing. so cold will be with us but looking ahead, i think it's a dry forecast and temperatures continue to kind of come up slowly. 29 in campbell. santa clara, what's interesting, the scotts valley, 28. you go up 1200 feet and it's 48. a 20-degree difference. that's due to an inversion. this little system right there. not much. 20s all over the place. i heard from june up in men so de -- mendocino county, 26.
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clearlake, 28. it's cole top to bottom -- it's cold top to bottom. some patchy nothing, ice. woodside there's been reports of black ice near 29. that makes sense. very cold mornings. bents, 30s -- 20s, 30s take your pick. campbell, 29. los gatos, same for livermore. walnut creek, concord, fairfield, 27. napa, 29. 0 at tahoe and 5 belou up at truck -- and 5 below up at truckee. stockton, 29, some partly cloudy. sonoma county airport says a little -- 29 some partly cloudy skies. sonoma airport says a little cloudy. mostly sunny, higher clouds, highs, upper 50s to the south. but mainly low to mid-50s to the north.
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fairfield, 52. 53 antioch. 60 milpitas. san jose, morgan hill, gilroy to santa cruz, saratoga, i will put redwood city close to 29. half moon bay, 58. cold tomorrow morning again. no doubt about it. increasing clouds tomorrow morning. i think this system splits goes no southern california leaving us with just clouds and back to a nice, dry pattern. thank you, steve. what's moving the markets down after yesterday's big bounce. and what likely distorted this morning's new unemployment benefit numbers. also a san francisco-based tv network has been bought by al-jazeera. the specific assets the arab company wants. [ male announcer ] subway has so many
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sat us down in the living room. two of the guys went through our stuff and there's one guy holding us in the room. he kept asking for drugs and stuff but we didn't have anything like that. i guess like we're thinking that this house used to be some
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kind of growhouse or something before we moved in. >> reporter: the victims were held at gunpoint for about 15 minutes and say five people initially broke in but only three stayed. they say the group seemed to be frustrated when they didn't find drugs. they say they hit the guy, pulled the hair of the girls. and they took laptops, phones, ipads, money and photographpry equipment but then left and the victims say they were able to call 911 after that. they say one of the suspects also grabbed a knife from the kitchen. that kitchen knife was found in this planter box right in front of the building. police were out here this morning for a couple of hours. they would not say much only to say their investigation was underway. and they are currently looking for the five suspects described only as black men in their 20s. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2
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news. a petaluma woman disappeared during a music festival. tara moriarty is in petaluma where family and friends are missing -- are worried sick. >> reporter: we're waiting to talk to one of the friends of melissa bush who went missing on new year's eve. there are discrepancies about when police were notified about the case. if you look over here, this is alist -- elissa burn. a search and rescue effort has gotten underway in south lake tahoe. friends and family are helping folks out there, they are hoping to get some leads with the fliers. 19-year-old burn has not been seen or heard from since shortly before midnight on new year's eve according to -- according to friends with her. a friend said she disappeared from the mikic festival and then she told a friend she was
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taking a shuttle back to the resort. a facebook page has been set up to find her. she worked as a hostess at calleman's restaurant here in petaluma and was studying to be a firefighter. again she's described as 5'" 3, 125 pounds with blue eyes, long hair died black and a fair complexion. the douglas county sheriff's department is handling the case. meanwhile, her older brother and father are in tahoe helping authorities and are thanking law enforcement and friends for their support. we are speaking to -- hoping to speak with the family coming up later. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:03. new this morning, just hours ago, police in the sacramento area shot and killed a suspected car thief. now, it happened about 2:00 this morning in citrus heights. a nabor reported hearing a commotion, called the police after seeing two men driving up
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in a truck and then breaking into another car. when the police arrived, they say the men were trying to steal things from that car. the police officer fired his gun, says there was a confrontation and that he feared for his life. >> the call came out at suspicious subjects, possibly a vehicle theft and when officers arrived on scene, there was some question as to when and where the second suspect was located. now, there's no word yet on the condition of that suspect. no police officers were hurt. the second suspect was arrested. new details on what may have led to that deadly new year's eve shooting at a sacramento bar. the daughter of the victim claims her father accidentally spilled a drink on a friend of carlos montoya, the alleged gunman. she claimed her father tried to apologize for it. but police say montoya shot and killed cordova. 36-year-old daniel ferrier who worked as a bartender was also
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filled. carlos montoya is in custody. after harsh criticism, even from fellow republicans, house speaker john boehner has now scheduled votes on aid for victims of superstorm sandy. boehner cabs. ed a schedule vote on sunday night because of the long fiscal cliff legislation. republicans from new york and new jersey reacted with outrage. now there is a vote scheduled tomorrow on a $9 billion bill to help pay for flood insurance claims. a second vote will be held january 15th on another $51 billion aid package. homeless advocates will occupy the steps of the cap to to -- capitol to raise attention. supporters say more cities are enforcing laws that attack the homeless such as bans on sitting and lying on streets and sidewalks. registered nurses and healthcare workers had protested before and now they
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are holding a press conference in oakland to announce how they plan to deal with employer attacks. they say they've dealt with medical employers attacking their health benefits and staffing levels. the california nurses' association and healthcare workers union will now speak out about their plans to deal with these problems. 8:05. well, governor jerry brown wants to change the way california schools are funded. a proposal calls for funding more districts as well as allocating those with en-- those who are low-income earns and slow earners. with the passage of tax hikes, the school board may be more receptive now. 8:06. let's check in with sal, see how things are moving and what they are looking like at the toll plaza. >> it's light. i have a feeling people are gonna be in for a rude surprise when they are expecting this at
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8:00 in the morning or so. let's go to the bay bridge. i want to he somehow. it looks very nice. this is just one of those things where some people have an extended break after the new year. we're not expecting it to last. if there is a crash on the bridge, that could all go away. that's why we're here watching the conditions. san francisco traffic looks good. it's interesting. in case you are planning your drive, you should plan to go later, the traffic later in the morning seems to be much better than earlier. as we look at the commute on the hayward side where you usually can find some slow traffic, it's a little bit thick on the way to fremont. but nothing major. we've had a couple of minor fender-benders but not causing any delays at all. let's go to steve. >> all right. thank you. thank you. cold this morning. the people are like it's so cold, so cold. i'm warm inside. i understand when it's 27, 28, 29, it's cold. the days are getting a little bit -- a wee bit warmer.
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not a lot but we did have a couple of slow 60s in gilroy and santa rosa. we talked about the pattern changing. has it ever. we have a gone from rain, rain, rain above average to systems coming in and splitting. it makes sense. we need a stretch of dry weather. there is a system that will approach us on the weekend. we'll keep an eye on it. clear, cold, mostly clear. overnight lows 25 to 42. patchy frost. there were 20s all over the place. still some popping up. 29 walnut creek. 29 -- i think some of these might be about a half-hour old. santa rosa, 28. but 42 in the city, 37 oakland airport. sfo was 38. now 41. half moon bay, 40. san jose, 35. not far away you can find 29, 30, 31. i've seen that. campbell, santa clara and also los gatos. one -- 1 in tahoe. it's 5 below in truckee with a little bit of patchy fog.
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27 ukiah. 26 northern mendocino county. clearlake, 28. a little band of clouds right there. mostly sunny today. and temperatures if you are by the coast, i tell ya, santa rosa, 63. inland, when you go from 26, 27 it's hard to get warm. but mostly sunny, higher clouds. 54 to 64. temperatures are coming up ever so slowly. 56 napa, 55 sonoma. santa rosa at 55. same for concord, antioch, brentwood. livermore, 55. almeda, 58. now 60s, santa clara, milpitas, gilroy and santa cruz. 55 woodside. they are 29 right now. so 58 mountain view to 59 redwood city and 58 daly city, pacifica and half moon bay. incre ceasing clouds sunday. i don't think the rain will make it. i think it goes into southern california and then back to a quiet pattern for a while on
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monday. 8:09. a troubled nightclub in walnut creek is officially closed. the vice ailer lounge shut down january 1st. it all happened after the city council ordered the club to move its last call to 11:p.m. instead of 1:15. walnut creek residents have reported dozens of incidents there, including fights. according to the paper a fight broke out outside of a restaurant on maine street early tuesday morning. one man is accused of elbowing a police officer in the face and damaging the mirror on the police car. he also faces public intoxication charges, along with another man. there is a third man accused of damaging someone's cell phone. several other people suffered minor injuries. 8:10. federal investigators say it could take months before they discover what caused a fiery and smoke-filled plane crash in las vegas.
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heavy smoke came from the small twin engine plane after it made a hard landing and skidded off the runway. the two people on board, both managed to escape safely. airport firefighters sprayed a purple-colored fire retardant to douse the flames. the runway at the north las vegas airport was closed all night to clean up the debris. time now, 8:11. a new congress gets sworn in this morning in washington. the record diversity. look at the picture among the new members of congress. vigilante violence. why san jose's last murder of 2012 reportedly involved one citizen who thought he could take the law into his own hands. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. if your resolution is saving money, safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. now's a good time to pack your lunches. lean cuisine is just $1.99. yoplait yogurt is just 50 cents. resolutions, kept. and charmin is $13.99 for 30 double rolls.
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still cold out there. this time we should start to warm up. mostly sunny, i just sought 27 near walnut creek. 27. it will be mostly sunny today and a little warmer. highs 50s to a few near 60s. 8:13. well the fiscal cliff bill is now the law. president obama who is on vacation in hawaii authorized the use of the autopen to sign the bill for him last night. the autopen is a mechanical device that copies the signature of the president. the bill raises taxes on the wealthiest americans while preserving tax cuts for most households. buried in that bill is a benefit for commuters who use public transportation. it's the restoration of a program that will allow commuters to pay for up to $240 of their monthly public transit
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costs with pretaxed dollars. now, this was originally part of the 2009 federal stimulus package but it was not renewed last year, which meant that perk was reduced to 115 a month. in about 45 minutes from right now, a new session of congress will gavel to order in washington. as ktvu's kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, there will be a lot of fresh new faces but they are dealing with some old problems. kyla? >> reporter: more than 90 new members of the house and senate start their first day on the job today. and it's the most diverse congress in u.s. history. there is a record-number of women serving with 100 in office. more than 40 african-americans hold seat. there are 7 openly gay or bisexual members of congress. while they may aim to deal new energy to washington, they are dealing with old problems. the first issue, weather to
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raise the debt ceiling and what to do about automatic sending cuts -- spending cuts, gun control. all this while democrats and republicans are especially polarized coming off the fiscal cliff fix. the first order for today voting for speaker of the house. john boehner will likely retain the top job. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:16. more than 30 people were arrested in fairfield over the new year's holiday t was part of a crackdown on prostitution. officers say they contacted the suspected prostitutes and johns online through what they described as known prostitution sites. 36 people were arrested on suspicion of a variety of crimes, including prostitution, weapons and drug possession as well as parole and probation violences -- violations. police in san jose say one citizen there went too far taking the law into his own
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hands. 26-year-old louise ricardo hernandez has been in jail since monday. he's accused of committing the city's 46th and final homicide of 2012. hernandez was arrested for the shooting death of 36-year-old christopher soriano in the parking garage on lewis road. police say hernandez was trying to detain soriano who he believed was robbing cars in the neighbor. one of the three men accused of killing the former owner of saratoga's mountain winery is due in court. the 66-year-old was killed in his montion back on -- mansion back on november 030th. his wife was beaten -- november 30th. his wife was beaten. a coin collection, jewelry andry and cash were all stolen during that robbery. 8:17. new this morning, subaru is recalling more than 600,000
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vehicles because they may catch on fire. the recall affects all 2010 and 2011 outback and legacy cars. also included are tribeca suvs from 2006 through 2012 and forrester suvs. the concern is the lights beneath the doors can overheat and cause a fire. subaru will install an extra fuse free of charge. u.p.s. says yesterday was its busiest day for holiday returns. the shipping company says it took more than 500,000 packages back to retailers. the company says that's because people were probably trying to wrap up their to-do lists. the work is not done yet. u.p.s. expected to ship 2 million packages back to store before the weekend is over. microsoft won the where for a low profile silicon valley startup. it goes by id 8 r 2 studios.
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the company recently launched a google android app that will allow users to control their lighting and heating system from their smart phones. apple and google expressed interest in the company. well, a police search continues in san francisco for suspects in the first homicide of 2013 there. it happened in the bayview district. the body of a 30-year-old man who was stabbed to death was found early yesterday morning. still not clear what led up to the killing. also oakland police are releasing surveillance photos. they want you to see them. they want you to help identify the suspects from a recent bank robbery. take a look. here are the pictures of the two people suspected of being involved in the robbery of the bank of the west on telegraph avenue near 49th street on december 10th. police say the man robbed the bank even though no weapon was seen. he reportedly told the teller he had a gun. investigators say the woman may have been his accomplice. 8:19.
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surveillance video of a man running in the tenderloin district. what san francisco police say he did to a helpless animal. you know it's cold. but i will just tell you anyway, it's cold here in the bay area. steve's coming back. meal tell you how long the cold weather -- he'll tell you how long the cold weather will stick around. westbound 24 between walnut creek and oakland looks good. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and the bay weather. @@
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8:223. san francisco police have -- 8:2 it 2. 8:22. a man is suspected of robbing a woman in the tenderloin district and killing her dog because she didn't have as much money as he wanted. here is a look at the suspect as he ran from lev be worth avenue. police say he had just thrown the victim's small dog into traffic. the suspect vanished into the crowded tenderloin streets but police say there's really nowhere to hide in the city. >> it doesn't take long before they run into some type of surveillance in san francisco. >> if he would do something like this to her and her dog, he would do something like this again to someone else. >> the 12-year-old rocky had to be put down because of its injuries. the last time we checked, the reward was up to $3500. brown pelicans that have been rehabilitated and then released into the bay area,
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they've been spotted as far away as canada. a group that tracks the birds tells the marin independent journal two birds were seen on vancouver island in british columbia. finding them that far north very unusual because brown tellly -- brown pelicans like the warmer climates. wildfire experts say as the population recovers. there's more competition for food and that may be explaining why the birds are heading north. 8:24. sal is back. how's our commute holding up? we've been doing good this morning. >> we have been, dave. i don't think you should get used to. i think tomorrow -- used to it. i think tomorrow, it might be good. but then monday, people will be back to work. the bay bridge is usually never this light at this time. but today it is. we've been checking with chp just to make sure nothing is there on the bridge and nothing is. moving along to the san mateo bridge, it's a nice drive all the way to the peninsula and 101 looks good as well. in morning in the south bay
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we've had a couple of minor accidents. they've been pulled off to the shoulder. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. well, mostly clear. a few high clouds coming in from a system that's literally falling apart. cold for us. a lot of 20s, 25 in sebastopol again. 27 walnut creek. 29 palo alto, woodside. by the way, i know it's cold here but some of the coldest readings in a long, long time. 19 below which was colder than any day of all last winter. so i mean there's some brutally cold readings. the cold air is not going anywhere. the days will be okay. but the nights are gonna stay cold for a while. we're warming up a little bit. upper 50s to a few low 60s, dave. thank you. 8:25. why two sacramento valley teenagers are in big trouble. what any are accused of doing -- what they are accused of doing because they wanted to use the internet. >> reporter: we're live in daly
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city where people who live in a condo complex are waking up to find out they are shocked that a violent fight broke out here overnight. we'll tell you what happened to the two men involved and what their connection is to each other. and we're live in east palo alto where it's sunny now but the rain damage from last month is still affecting residents here. why city officials are asking for the state's help and why some residents are unhappy as "mornings on 2" continues. vñ
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welcome back. one man is recovering in a san francisco hospital after police say he was stabbed by his own son just hours ago. ktvu's janine de la vega just talked to police to see if they
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have -- an update. what do you know? >> reporter: well, police tell me that nobody has been arrested just yet and that's because they are still waiting to talk to the father and the son who are at the hospital and being treated for their injuries. this all happened on the third floor of a building here at the crown colony condominium complex, a quiet gated community off hickey boulevard. police received a 911 call from the father in his made to late 30s saying he had been stabbed. when officers arrived, they found he was stuffing -- suffering from four stab wounds. his 19-year-old son was with him and had laceration and a trauma to his head. investigators say the two appeared to have been fighting over something. they were rushed to san francisco general and are suffering from nonlife- threatening injuries. the vice mayor lives in this condo complex and he said he was shocked that his neighbors got into a violent fight. i've always, always felt safe here. but to sort of wakeup and --
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although it wasn't in our unit or a random act of violence but to see something like that happen is extremely dismaying and disappointing. >> reporter: investigators had gathered evidence at the condo. they did recover the knife used in the attack. they are still trying to piece together what happened and trying to figure out who the victim is and who the aggressor was. again, they won't have those answers until they talk to both the father and son at the hospital. but they said it's very possible that at least one of them will be facing felony charges. reporting live from daly city, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:32. placer county teenagers are accused of drugging bun of the girls' parents just -- one -- of drugging one of the girl's parents just to use the internet. the suspects are accused of putting -- of putting sleeping pills in a milling shake. the parents woke up feeling groggy and took a drug test.
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they were booked into juvenile hall. the district attorney will decide whether they will be tried as minors or adults. the driver accused of of hitting and killing two -- of hitting and killing two innocent people at a liquor store is set to be arraigned today. ktvu has obtained amateur video of the scene at south van ness and 21st. investigators say 19-year-old david morales caused the deadly crash while racing away. the convicted felon and gang member faces several charges including two mounts of murder. a major emergency -- two counts of murder. a imagine poor emergency about growing fears that a levee may break. the focus will be on getting money from the state for repairs. brian flores has more. >> reporter: it's been several days since that rain storm in december. city officials and residents are not taking chances. let's take a look. sandbags remain here along the creek. if you look at the water levels
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in the creek, it's pretty low now, but defending if -- depending if there's another rain storm, the levee could break. they are asking for the state's help to shore up any damage from the rain storm so it doesn't flood any of the streets. yesterday, city officials held a press conference to declare a local emergency asking for the state's help shoring up creek. not only was there damage to the levee but seven homes were damaged. officials are seeking $2 million to make repairs. the storms before christmas dumped so much water that mud and debris spilled on the streets. there was 2 feet of water on the streets and 40 people had to be evacuated. sandbags remain here today. residents want results. city officials don't want to take any chances. >> i'm seeing a lot of indifference and blase attitudes from people who did
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not live there. the people who live there are concerned if we've exhausted our -- concerned. we've exhausted all of our resources for the levee. >> reporter: parts of the creek were damaged as well pass watt urerosion along the creek bed as well. city officials says because there's sandbags, there's not any immediate damage. we understand that state officials will be touring the creek as well today looking for any additional damage. meanwhile, in the emergency meeting that you talked to tori, it will take place at 7:30. that's at the east palo alto city hall. i'm brian flores. ktvu channel 2 news. residents displaced by a deadly apartment fire in san jose may be able to return back home today. the red cross has been providing shelter to 60 people since saturday's fire on bridgeport court. pg&e is expected to do inspections this morning and if
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all goes well, the building could reopen today. a mum and their 4-year-old grandchild died in the -- a mum and their 4-year-old -- a couple and their 4-year-old grand child died in the fire. chinese residents will lose thousands of dollars if the city does not overturn a ban upon a certain soup. animal rights supporters say millions of sharks are killed annually just for their fins. safeway's veteran chief executive officer and chairman will retire in may. 63-year-old steve bird has run the pleasant bay supermarket chain for 20 years. now he wants to spend her time, healthcare. he wrote safeway's headquarter
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policies that rewarded employees for them they behavior including spot smoking and exercising regularly. if you are tired of telemarketers, you have a chance to block those annoying calls while pat the same time winning $50,000 in cash. the federal trade commission receives more than 200,000 complaints a month about illegal robo calls. the government is holding a contest to find the best way to block those pesky preordered messages. ideas include, 24-hour hot lines to report robo calls, black listing, repeat callers and bunch -- punching in a three-digit code for anyone who wants to accept a robo call. phone books will still be delivered to san francisco homes and businesses unless residents and merchants specifically say they don't want them. a federal court panel ruling on
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a seattle case says phone books should not be treated any differently than newspapers or magazines. san francisco's board of supervisors wanted to allow deliveries of the yellow pages only when requested. when was the last time you used a phone book? >> and i have one sitting in front of my house right now. [laughter] >> not many people use them. >> no. 8:36. sal, you watching highway 24. i mean, it's a breeze. >> if is a breeze. if traffic continues this way, i might be doing something else, i might be out like the phone books. >> thank you, dave. >> let's take a look at highway 24 as you get up to the caldecott. it's doing very well. unfortunately for, i think all of us, it won't stay this way. next week we'll see more people coming back to work and schools will be back in. this is a look amount the bay bridge toll plaza. it is light even when we've had accidents this morning, there
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have been off to the shoulder -- they have been off to the shoulder. we've been checking with airports as well and we don't have any major delays at the airports. northbound 101 and 280 in san jose. road sensors still showing some light traffic. let's go to steve. good morning. a little bit of a breeze. i tell ya that's about the last thing you need when it's 28, 29. temperatures stayed in the 40s. temperatures all over the place p, cold. there was a little bit higher humidity. so it's more of a damp cold. mostly sunny, cold, then mild, temperatures coming up efever so slowly. mostly sunny, not much changes. the extended is cold but looking mostly dry. there could be a little system here late saturday, early sunday. out to the 15 there's hardly anything that says much in the way of rain. just in one system coming in. i think it will fall apart. i may change my mind tomorrow.
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everything that's been coming in is showing all signs of splitting apart. lows are in the 20s or 30s. we'll start to rebound. 28 fairfield, concord. a lot of 30s even the oakland airport, livermore, 29. take your pick. even the coast was cooler today. i saw some 30s there. our system is giving us a few high clouds. watch how it shears apart. most of the energy is going north but a little branch of the jet stream favors southern california. that doesn't give us much -- yesterday was severe clear. that will not be the case today. temperatures are kind of creeping up ever so slightly. we had a couple of lower 60s. mostly sunny, higher clouds. 50s for most. temperatures again. when you start off 27, 28, it's really tough to warm up this time of year. we'll see slightly warmer temperatures. p santa cruz, 63. gilroy, 62. 60 milpitas. santa clara, san jose, morgan hill. it will be close for saratoga,
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cupertino, half moon bay, pacifica, daly city, not too bad. tomorrow looks like another cold morning. i think we'll lose the higher clouds and then increasing clouds saturday. sunday, cloudy to mostly cloudy. i'm still not sold on the rain. it's completely bymondayandbacktoasimilarpatter ne newrulestopreventviolenceats an franciscohomelesseters. sh s shelterscanclosetheirdoorstopeo outsideofa this follows a fatal stabbing. in the past, shelters were not allowed to ban people because of violent behavior. well, as steve says it's cold outside, but air quality officials don't want you to burn wood or solid fuel today. it's the first day in the new year there's not a spare-the- air day. but the air quality officials say you can't burn wood. they are hoping following that advice will prevent having more
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spare-the-air days later this week. no extra security will be added on bay area beaches even after the tragic deaths of three people who were swept out to sea by big waves. on new year aday, 59-year-old -- on new year's day, 59-year- old man died at the point reyes national seashore. four days later, a father and son died from a big wave while they were fishing in the marin head luds. there's no p -- head lund. there's no plans -- hedlunds. there's no plans to add extra patrols. and the young survivors of the sandy hook school massacre are back in class this morning. what their teachers are not talking about. >> reporter: and a group of college students living inside this ain't building become the victims of a home invasion early this morning. you will hear them describe
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what happened and what any believe the suspects were look -- were looking for.
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stocks are mixed today after the dow posted its strongest gain in more than a year due to a mixed row tail report and the process of a new budget battle in congress.
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investors really waiting for the monthly jobs report. the figures often move markets as they are a key indicator for the health of the u.s. economy. taking a live look at the big board, the dow is down 7. s&p up 1. 8:43. google expecting good news today. but as ktvu's pam cook tells us from our newsroom, this may be bad news for some other big names in business. what's going on? >> well, a two-year fight with the government and its rivals may come to an end with google. according to bloomberg news an agreement with the federal trade commission is expected to be announced today. it is said to be a significant blow to google's competitors. that includes bing, microsoft and yelp. they are three of the companies that have been asking the federal government for years to go after google in an anti- trust lawsuit. now, google dominates the search business with 70% of the market share. its rivals claim it's used that to unfairly compete against them. now, google says its search
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engine is better than the others. it also argues that u.s. anti- trust laws are designed to protect consumers, not the competition. google's stock is now up $7.25, up more than 1% for the day. bloomberg also reports in the deal which is supposed to be announced today, google will make some changes to certain search practices. but certainly investors looking at this as good news. reporting live in the newsroom, i'm pam cook. let's go back to tori and dave. there are reports that google's executive chairman will travel to one of the last frontiers of travel space. eric schmidt will be going to north korea on a private humanitarian mission. it may happen as early as next month. the mission will be led to bill richardsonson. that would be the -- richardson. that would be the country  considered to have the most restrictive internet policies in the world by any top google
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executive. let's bring you up to date on the top stories -- we're looking at live pictures right there from capitol hill. i'm trying to determine from behind who that is but we're looking at -- the capitol steps. members of congress are gathered on the steps. there's vice president joe biden. watching illinois senator mark kirk. senator kirk is marking his return to the capitol after a year-long recovery after a stroke that required him how to learn to walk again. he's surrounded by many colleagues, there's bobby rush hugging him right there. we're bringing this to you live. also, ktvu has just talked to the mother of the woman from pet lou ma -- petaluma who disappeared new year's eve in lake tahoe -- lake tahoe. she was last seen in the casino after attending a music festival. in just about eight minutes
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from now, elissa's mother will talk about the disyou eastern of her daughter. -- diseastern of her daughter -- disappearance of her daughter. p. a home invasion happened on 40th avenue in the city's richmond district. claudine wong has talked to the victims so what are they telling you claudine wong. >> reporter: well, a group of college kids live in this apartment. there are five of them. they think the suspects came here looking for drugs. they told me that they do leave their front door unlocked a lot of the time. that's because they have this gate downstairs sat the bottom. but any also said this lock tends -- but they also said this lock tends to stick. they believe that's how the suspects got in. now, this all happened just before 3:00 this morning. the victims say they were all asleep in that upstairs apartment when the five men broke in. they went from room to room, waking people up. and then they brought them all to the living room. >> i've never had a gun in my
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face. that was pretty intense. >> one of them grabbed a knife from our kitchen and then i saw two guns. one -- >> reporter: in the face? >> yes. >> reporter: were they covering their faces? >> no they all had baggy clothes on and hoods on. but you could see their faces. >> reporter: victims say they ransacked the place. they think they were looking for drugs. they broke at least one door, took laptops, phones, ipad, money and photographpry equipment -- photographry kim. there were five suspects. only three stayed for the entire incident. they seemed frustrated about what -- about what they couldn't find. >> one of them got ticked off. >> we thought they were high. >> eyes were all bloodshot. >> he asked for weed and we were like we don't have any and then it was silent and then he said don't give me lip and went through and hit every boy and then -- >> grabbed the girl by the hair. >> yeah, he grabbed the girl by
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the hair. >> reporter: a kitchen -- the kitchen knife grabbed by the suspect was recovered from the planter box in front of the building. the college students only lived here for less than a year. and they think this may have been a growhouse or something that led the suspects to believe thermight be drugs here. their lease comes up next month. they will likely be booking for a new place to live. live here in san francisco, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:49. happening now, children from sandy hook are back in school for the first time since last month's tragic shooting in newtown, they are attending classes in a neighboring town at a school that's been transformed to look like sandy hook. teachers and staff spent weeks getting it ready for the children. they brought in desks, backpacks and other items from the campus to make the children feel more comfortable. >> the staff made that decision and the staff believes that this gives them there their identity and a comfort level.
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that's what we want. >> reporter: teachers have been told not to talk to the children about the shooting but grief counselors are on hand if any child needs some support. the newtown superintendent says it will be up to the community to decide what to do with the sandy hook campus where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults three weeks ago. new this morning, from switzerland, three women were killed and two men were hurt after a gunman opened fire in a village. the gunman himself was shot and count -- and wounded by police after they say he pointed a gun at them. he's under arrest. authorities say he used two weapons in the attack including a vintage army rifle. the motive is unclear but authorities say he knew some of the victims. police say they confiscated weapons from this same man back in 2005 when he was placed in a psychiatric ward. 8:50. i have to tell you, you know it's cold. steve's been telling you. we had freezing temperatures in the bay area overnight.
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it was in the 20s in some areas. last night, more people than normal went to a shelter at the livermore homeless refuge. workers say this cold snap over the last couple of days has increased the demand for a safe and warm place to sleep. the cold weather is also keeping a lot of plumbers very busy. >> we've seen everything from types under sinks -- pipes under sinks break, to water heaters breaking down. we've seen just about it all. >> nurseries are trying to protect a lot of plants either by covering them or just moving them inside. if you have always wanted to work for the california highway patrol, now is your chance. the chp is accepting online applications today through saturday. anyone applying must be between 20 and 35 years old and have a high school diploma. candidates is -- candidates cannot have any felony convictions. you can apply at chp
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careers.com. we have developing news about the search of a petaluma teenager who disappeared in lake tahoe. what her mother just told us about her daughter adisappearance a few minutes ago -- daughter's disappearance in a few minutes. and sal will have one more look at the traffic out there. it looks like it's slow traffic out there.
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just a couple of minutes ago, we received an update about a missing petaluma woman last seen in lake tahoe on new
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year's day. tara moriarty just talked to the mother of 19-year-old elissa burns. what did she say? >> reporter: she's very worried but does remain hopeful her daughter will be found. her husband as well as many of elissa's friends are up in lake tahoe taking part in a search and rescue mission up there in the area. and kim burn and her son remain here at the home -- at the home praying for the 19-year-old's safe return. there have a lot of fliers posted in petaluma. she's not been seen or heard from since shortly before midnight on new year's eve. she was in lake tahoe for snow globe, a three-day music festival. a friend said she disappeared from the group around 11:30 and then by phone told her friends she was taking a shuttle back to the hole tell. she was spotted by guests in the casino at the horizon resort casino around midnight.
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>> i'm gonna try hard not to come up with some form of punishment when she comes home. >> you think that she's okay? >> i'm very hopeful that she'll be home. and that's -- that's -- there's no other option for me. >> reporter: now, a facebook page has been set up to find burn who worked as a hostess at cattleman's restaurant in petaluma. she was also studying to be a paramedics firefighter at the santa rosa jc petaluma campus. she's described as 5'3", 125 pounds with blue eyes and long hair died black with a -- dyed black with a fair complexion. her mother said she was hesitant about the festival but she says she trusts her daughter. she's been a great kid and has been texting her every day while she was away. she's not considered at risk. her family is thankful for the support of friends and law enforcement. we'll have much more on this
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coming up at noon. live in petaluma, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. today would have been the 32nd birthday of polly klaas, the petaluma girl abducted and murdered in 1993. this morning at the sierra lamar search center, the klaas kids foundation will introduce several tig-based child safety tools, including a missing child's smartphone app and a watch with a metal gps wristband. let's bring sal back one last time. we soo our commute is doing. >> it will be a little bit slow in the south bay. 237. you will see some slow traffic there. approaching the zanker road returnoff. we're looking at the toll plaza. it's light. >> let's go to steve. >> thank you. after another very cold morning. mostly sunny today. there is a little band of higher clouds coming in from a system that won't too much. tomorrow looks good. increasing clouds, saturday. could give us a cloudy, maybe a little light rain. i'm not sold on it yet.
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i will tackle it tomorrow. after that, it looks pretty quiet for a while. >> how's the cat holding up? >> he's cold. >> a lot of fur. >> a lot of fur. >> that's good. that's our report. we thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. >> and be sure to watch the noon news for more on the concerns of a growing failing levee. we're always here at ktvu.com and mobile ktvu. thank you for joining us.
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